On the road to Oxen Hill

We’re packed for Oxen Hill competition and on our way to unload at the venue tonight! We’ll setup the Pit in preparation for matches tomorrow, which start after opening ceremonies at 10:30a. Follow our team’s match schedule and standing from this link. https://www.thebluealliance.com/team/116 Join us at Oxon Hill High School on Mar 23 and 24 …

For want of more unbag time

The team has been working hard to use the unbagged time before our second competition at Oxen Hill. Tonight we plan to finish some pneumatic tube runs, continue wiring sensors, and replace the motor on our Tipper sub-system for moar power! Join us at Oxon Hill High School on Mar 23 and 24 to see …

Much to do before first competition at Haymarket

As part of the FIRST Chesapeake District, Team 116 will attend the District events at Haymarket (Mar 1-3) and Oxen Hill (Mar 22-24.) We have a lot to do before our Week 1 competition! Driver tryouts are happening as this is typed! The team withheld the Catch and Lift mechanisms to allow time to finish …

We bagged a robot!

Congrats on finishing build season!!!!! There is a lot of hard work now sitting in a bag. The meeting schedule is as follows: Thursday the 21st 7-10 Saturday the 23rd 9-2 Tuesday the 26th 7-10 Thursday the 28th 7-10 We need to finish the mechanisms that are outside of the bag, pack for competition, do …

pdr presentations, more progress

Every group has presented their Preliminary Design Review! They all have an idea about their respective design and a plan to move forward. Next week will see Critical Design Review for most groups, while the Frame+Mobility subgroup starts to cut and assemble the frame.

pdr and more snow

The team has been effected by late starts and early school closings in the week of Jan 13. We have been meeting at Nova Labs when possible but it’s not as productive as having shop access. The frame and mobility team, aka BAMF, gave their PDR presentation. The other groups are close to prepared for …

snow day

Try again nature – we’re meeting at Nova Labs — 6p tonight Jan 14 — and there’s nothing you can do to stop us from building this year’s robot! P.S. Please don’t smite us with a hurricane-blizzard-tornado-quake. At least, wait till after build season, thanks.